Below you’ll find outdoor video security best practices, tips and advice for using thermal solutions to detect intruders at perimeters and outdoor areas.
Safeguarding outdoor assets, whether commercial sites like maintenance yards and car lots or critical sites like airports and refineries comes down to the same thing: Accurate detection and detailed information about the event in real time. While there are many technologies for intruder detection, combining reliable alerts with knowledge about what is happening and where it is […]
Long range thermal cameras with video analytics offer economic advantages. It’s important to consider several best practices of product selection and deployment.
The key to accurate video perimeter security systems is to know the location of all objects so their size can be accurately determined. This information can be used to set size filters that eliminate movement that does not represent a security concern, while detecting human-sized intruders under all conditions.
When it comes to protecting outdoor areas, security professionals often have two main concerns: Not being aware of the risks that are lurking, and not knowing the place and nature of an intrusion should one occur. Smart thermal video cameras address the first concern by leveraging the inherent strengths of automated systems and people. Smart […]
When deploying a thermal camera to protect site perimeters, it’s important to choose a system specifically designed for outdoor use in order to reduce nuisance alarms and maximize detection accuracy.
Outdoor video analytics are a valuable tool for detecting intruders either at the perimeter or around important assets. Knowing best practices of selection and use are key to being successful. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when deploying outdoor video analytics to help stop theft, vandalism and sabotage. Choose video analytics specifically designed for the outdoors […]
To achieve success with a video solution, it’s important to carefully consider the difference between video security and video surveillance. While both play an important role for protecting outdoor assets, understanding how and where they differ can be critically important when selecting an effective solution to meet your security objectives.
SightSurvey uses Google Maps to create a perimeter security design on any facility to address typical intrusion detection issues — like camera blind spots and terrain conditions — and determine vulnerabilities.
All security cameras have perimeter camera blind spots, which must be considered in the perimeter design as this area can cover a meaningful portion of the camera’s overall range. Many outdoor surveillance designs will narrow a security camera’s field of view to increase the camera’s detection distance in an effort to decrease costs. However, doing so […]
An outdoor intrusion detection system based on video analytics works by “seeing” targets that move into a camera’s detection area. When designing your smart thermal camera system, it’s important to understand the differences between your camera’s crossfield and inbound detection distances. This will help make sure there are no areas of your site where intruders […]
Camera movement impacts outdoor video detection as a source of video analytic nuisance alarms. Without stabilization, video intrusion detection systems for rail security, airport perimeters, border security, seaports and other large outdoor facilities can be overwhelmed by nuisance alarms or misdetects.